Greek Court Acquits 21 Environmental Defenders in Eldorado Gold Trial
In October 2018, I attended the opening of a criminal trial in Thessaloniki Greece against 21 environmental defenders who had resisted the open-pit gold mine of Canadian miner Eldorado Gold.
The Eldorado Gold mine is situated in a pristine forest in Chalkidiki in northern Greece.
The 21 defendants were accused of a range of serious criminal offences in connection with an arson attack at the mine.
Last month, the Greek court handed down a verdict and acquitted all defendants.
In this report, I speak to Maria Kadoglou of Mining Watch Greece about the acquittals and the Greek state’s ongoing efforts to suppress resistance to the mine.
My discussion with Maria can be seen and listened to here: